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NBA commissioner Stern to retire in 2014

NEW YORK - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.

October 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Tuberville Time at Texas Tech: Red Raiders seeking to knock off Kansas State

LUBBOCK, Texas - Tommy Tuberville arrived at Texas Tech feeling certain he could take the Red Raiders to college football's elite.

October 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Bucs romp past Vikes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Traveling to Minnesota to play on Thursday night was supposed to be tough for Tampa Bay.

October 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Small ball helps Giants to 2-0 series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position - way ahead in a postseason series.

October 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Sandoval becomes Mr. October, hitting three homers in Giants' win

SAN FRANCISCO - With three mighty swings, Pablo Sandoval put the San Francisco Giants ahead in this World Series and put himself in a class with Mr. October.

October 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Vikings can establish credibility vs. Bucs

NEW YORK - Considering the short list of surprisingly impressive teams in the NFL this season, the Minnesota Vikings haven't gotten much love. That could change tonight.

October 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | AP Sports


BCS ramifications

This is a big week for Oregon's BCS title hopes.

October 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Mother of Southern Miss QB booked for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at game

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The mother of a University of Southern Mississippi quarterback was arrested Saturday at the school's football game after arguing with another fan who berated her son's play.

October 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Hodge-podge group of players propel No. 4 Kansas State

MANHATTAN - The star quarterback used to be a wide receiver, and the top wide receiver used to be a quarterback.

October 23, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kansas’ Self open to some funds for student-athletes

LAWRENCE - Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says he is no longer opposed to providing student-athletes with some form of financial allowance beyond the usual parameters of scholarships.

October 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Posey leads Giants back to World Series

SAN FRANCISCO - On a team known for stellar pitching, bushy beards and quirky personalities, the unquestioned leader of the San Francisco Giants is their understated catcher, Buster Posey.

October 23, 2012 | By Josh Dubow AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


CARDINAL SIN

SAN FRANCISCO - In a postseason full of twists and turns, the San Francisco Giants are headed back to the World Series after a big comeback against the defending champs.

October 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Goodell says NFL could drop Pro Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will consider dropping the Pro Bowl if the level of play doesn't improve, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday night.

October 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


Crennel picks Quinn as starter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The new starting quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs is a former first-round draft pick on a one-year deal whose career thus far has been a disappointment.

October 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


ROLL TIDE

NEW YORK - Breaking down The Associated Press college football poll after Week 8 of the regular season.

October 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Two weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket - or any other ticket - at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

April 18, 2015 | | AP Sports


Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars

MIAMI (AP) - No Kobe. No D-Wade.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


T. Boone Pickens shows up at Oklahoma State scrimmage

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - It was just like old times at Oklahoma State when billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens arrived at the football facilities he is largely responsible for Friday.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kansas guard Greene has surgery to repair torn hip labrum

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis to return to Kansas for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis announced Monday that he will return to school for his senior season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he “let down” fans

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


US First: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021

BEIJING (AP) - After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL stadium czar meets with Oakland officials

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The NFL's stadium czar has visited Oakland to press Raiders executives and city and county officials for signs of progress in their efforts to keep the team in the East Bay.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Let the championship chase begin: it’s NBA playoff time

Let the championship chase begin.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Only horse ever flagged in NCAA game dies at 42

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The only horse ever to be penalized in a college football game has died.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Duke guard Tyus Jones latest Blue Devil to enter NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Busch has no timetable for return after Daytona wreck

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - As he pulled off pit road at Daytona International Speedway moments before the season-opening Xfinity Series race, Kyle Busch said he looked to the left and noticed for the first time a concrete wall along the race track.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Big score: College bowl game payouts surpass $500 million

Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.

April 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


LeBron again has NBA’s No. 1 selling jersey

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James switched back from No. 6 to No. 23 this season.

April 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


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